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Scientific Name: ustekinumab
Region: CA

2024

March 18, 2024

On 18 March 2024 Fresenius Kabi and Formycon announced they reached a settlement with Johnson & Johnson regarding the commercialisation of FYB202, biosimilar to J&J’s Stelara® (ustekinumab) in Europe and Canada.  The announcements did not disclose the permitted launch dates for FYB202 in those regions.

In August 2023 the companies announced they had reached a settlement in the US with Johnson & Johnson for FYB202, enabling US launch “no later than 15 April 2025”.

March 4, 2024

Amgen announced that Wezlana™ (ustekinumab injection) and Wezlana™ (ustekinumab for injection, solution for intravenous infusion), biosimilar to Janssen’s Stelara®, is now available in Canada.  Wezlana™ is the first biosimilar to be approved by Health Canada for all Stelara® indications, but the second ustekinumab Canadian launch following the launch of  the first ustekinumab biosimilar (Jamteki™) in Canada by JAMP Pharma on 1 March 2024.   

Jamteki™ was developed by Alvotech and was approved by Health Canada in November 2023. 

March 1, 2024

On 1 March 2024, JAMP Pharma announced that it launched the first ustekinumab biosimilar to Janssen’s Stelara® in Canada.  Jamteki was approved by Health Canada in November 2023 and JAMP’s launch follows a settlement between Alvotech and J&J last month regarding ustekinumab. 

Jamteki was developed by Alvotech and is JAMP Pharma’s second biosimilar launch in Canada in two years, following the Canadian launch of Simlandi® (adalimumab) biosimilar of AbbVie’s Humira® (adalimumab) in 2022.  The approved presentations for Jamteki™ are a 45mg/0.5mL and 90mg/mL pre-filled syringe with a passive safety device for subcutaneous injection. 

2023

November 21, 2023

On 21 November 2023, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeals dismissed Janssen’s appeal from a decision of the Federal Court upholding Canada’s Office of Submission and Intellectual Property (OSIP) refusal of Janssen’s application to list Canadian Patent 3113837 on the PMNOC register for two supplementary new drug submissions relating to Stelara® (ustekinumab).

The Federal Court decision was handed down in July 2023.

November 14, 2023

Alvotech and JAMP Pharma announced that Health Canada has granted marketing authorization for Jamteki™ (AVT04), the first approved biosimilar to Stelara® (ustekinumab) in Canada.  AVT04 was developed by Alvotech and will be marketed under the name Jamteki® by JAMP in Canada.  The approved presentations are a 45mg/0.5mL and 90mg/mL pre-filled syringe with a passive safety device for subcutaneous injection. 

This is the first approved ustekinumab biosimilar in Canda, and the second biosimilar to receive marketing authorisation in Canada under the exclusive commercialization partnership between Alvotech and JAMP Pharma (following Simlandi®, biosimilar to Abbvie’s Humira® (adalimumab)).  The companies announced their exclusive partnership for the commercialisation of five biosimilars in Canada in January 2020, which was expanded to seven biosimilars in October 2022.

July 17, 2023

The Canadian Federal Court upheld a decision of Canada’s Office of Submission and Intellectual Property (OSIP) to refuse Janssen’s application to list Canadian Patent 3113837 (‘837 patent) on the PMNOC register for two supplementary new drug submissions relating to Stelara® (ustekinumab) OSIP refused the application as the ‘837 patent application was filed in Canada after the submissions.

Health Canada approved ulcerative colitis as an indication for Stelara® on 27 January 2020.

2020

January 27, 2020

Health Canada approves ulcerative colitis as an additional indication for Stelara®.

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